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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

MondayMon, 8 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Mar 8th 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class, but instead of weekly, we'll meet twice a month. Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (marketing@bethelwh.org).

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WednesdayWed, 10 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
An Hour of Captivating Music with David Stoltz

Wednesday, Mar 10th 12:00p to 1:00pInternationally-acclaimed bass and acoustic guitarist David Stoltz will enchant you with his eclectic mix of jazz, blues, classic rock, Broadway, Israeli music and more. His solos and duets with LeeAnn Lovelace will delight you, and to make the concert even more special, he will play a few Israeli songs with Beth El’s Cantor Joseph Ness. This event has something for everyone!

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MondayMon, 22 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Mar 22nd 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class, but instead of weekly, we'll meet twice a month. Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (marketing@bethelwh.org).

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ThursdayThu, 8 AprApril, 2021

 
 
The Story of the Danish Jews and their Rescue during WWII with Charlotte Thalmay

Thursday, Apr 8th 1:00p to 2:00pFor almost 400 years the royal family in Denmark supported and protected the small but influential Jewish Community. So it was no coincidence that King Christian X made a huge effort to protect the Jews when Denmark was occupied by the Nazis in April 1940. Brave fishermen helped more than 95% of the Danish Jewish population across the strait to safety in neutral Sweden. Many Jews escaped from fishing villages on small boats. Hear personal stories about the miraculous rescue of almost 7,000 Danish Jews in October 1943.

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MondayMon, 19 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Hartford Theater During the Time of COVID

Monday, Apr 19th 8:00p to 9:00pPlease join the leaders of our three Hartford theaters for a panel discussion on challenges each has faced in producing shows over the past year (selecting plays, casting actors, producing and charging for "virtual” theater), their very tentative plans for reopening and how this past year may change how theater works going forward. Panelists will include: -Melia Bensussen, Artistic Director, Hartford Stage -Tracy Flater, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Playhouse on Park -taneisha duggan, Artistic Producer, TheaterWorks Hartford The moderator will be Chuck Coursey, Principal and President at Coursey & Company. Chuck, former Deputy Mayor of Town of West Hartford, is a founding Vice President of West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park and involved in many civic and cultural initiatives.

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TuesdayTue, 27 AprApril, 2021

 
 
So You Want to Talk About Race

Tuesday, Apr 27th 8:00p to 9:00pJoy Wright, Principal of King Philip Middle School, will facilitate a discussion of the NY Times bestseller, "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo. This is a continuation of BET's conversation about antiracism and unconscious bias. "In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. [T]his book is much-needed and timely. It is more than a primer on racism. It is a comprehensive conversation guide." - National Review of Books Click here for more information and to register.

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